Recent publications, talks, meetings, media coverage, etc.
New paper: G. Siopsis et al. 2018. Quantum prisoners’ dilemma under enhanced
interrogation. Quantum Inf Process 17:144 Link
New paper: S. Gavrilets et al. 2018. Understanding homosexuality: moving on from patterns to mechanisms. Archives of Sexual Behavior 47:27–31 Link
S. Collins-Elliot gave a talk on "The Distribution and Mass Consumption of Wine through Maritime Networksin the Central Mediterranean, ca. 400 BCE – 50 CE” at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference in Edinburgh, UK. Apr. 12.
S. Collins-Elliot is to talk on “Measuring Rural Economic Development through Categorical Data Analysisin Southern Etruria and Latium (400 BCE – 50 CE)” at 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn, German. May 23.
S. Gavrilets is to talk on "Evolution of institutions for collective action: contrasting selective imitation and self-interested design" at the conference on Socio-physics and Socio-engineering (Moscow, Russia), May 23-25, 2018.
Simon Carrignon, a PhD student at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will be visiting Alex Bentley's lab. Simon studies cultural evolution using agent-based models. His recent projects include modeling the co-evolution of trade and culture in past societies and modeling proportionate selection in cultural evolution. Simon will also be participating in the DySoC archaeology working group.
B. Prins will take over as lead editor of International Studies Quarterly January 1, 2019 (announcement)
DySoC and NIMBioS are to host an investigative workshop on "Extending the theory of sustainability" (Dec. 5-7, 2018) organized by P. J. Richerson, E. Fenichel, and S. Gavrilets; more details to follow.
DySoC and NIMBioS are to host a working group meeting "Human Origins 2021" (Feb. 15-16, 2019) organized by S. Gavrilets, F. de Waal, and P. J. Richerson.
New paper: L. Perry et al. Collective Action Problem in Heterogeneous Groups with Punishment and Foresight. J. Stat. Phys.Link.
S. Gavrilets is to talk on Modeling the evolutionary origins and dynamics of social complexity at the conference Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution – MPDEE-18 (Leicester, UK), April 9-13, 2018.
S. Gavrilets is to talk on Closer than brothers: The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences at the Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences program, U. of Maryland, April 23, 2018.
O. Manaev is to talk on Independent Public Opinion Polling vs. Authoritarian State (A case of Belarus) at AAPOR's 73rd Annual Conference in May in Denver, Session: From Russia to Mexico: Election Polls Around the World
May 31-June 2, 2018 Baker Center Global Security Conference on Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies hosted by K. Wiegand and B. Prins